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today that the economy is on the upswing, and you might be driving it. good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex witt," let's get to what's happening right now out there as we have new information today on the shocking resignation of cia director david petraeus. we have now learned the fbi opened an investigation into his biographer, paula broadwell, for allegedly accessing petraeus' e-mails. all this just a week before the general was set to testify before congress on the benghazi attack. joining me now is greg miller, national security correspondent for "the washington post." greg, what a morning. let's get right to it. i'd like to hear the latest that you've learned. >> well, you know, the big question now is what is the reason for this fbi investigation into this e-mail? and it does look like this is an access to a personal e-mail account. so, this is not a case, as it initially appeared yesterday, of david petraeus coming forward to clear a guilty conscience or something. this is a case where he was flushed out in the open by an fbi investigation that had to do with s
this administration, under republican administration. >> reporter: experts warn of serious damage to the economy if the standoff drags on. >> if three or four weeks from now they're making no progress at all, you're going to see the anxiety and the nervousness growing both in the markets and in corporate boardrooms. it's going to be a rough two months for the u.s. economy. >>> two weeks after the destruction from hurricane sandy, victims are still trying to put their lives back together. more than 100,000 homes and businesses in new york and new jersey are without electricity as they struggle to rebuild. a 77-year-old man has died of injuries from a fall as sandy hit new york, bringing the city's death toll to 43. janet napolitano visited with disaster relief victims. >>> now for a look at your weather, here's bill karins with a weather channel forecast. very good morning to you. >> have a good weekend? >> i did. it was nonexistent. i'm just kidding. it's coming up, actually. so it's okay. >> i understand that. some of us work weekends every now and then. here's what we're looking at today. big
administration. >> reporter: experts warn of serious damage to the economy if the standoff drags on. >> if three or four weeks from now they're making no progress at all, you're going to see the anxiety and the nervousness growing both in the markets and in corporate boardrooms. it's going to be a rough two months for the u.s. economy. >> reporter: and lester, as the clock ticks with the two sides still at odds, they'll try to take the first steps towards common ground on friday here at the white house when the president hosts the entire congressional leadership. >> mick viqueira, thank you. >>> tomorrow marks two weeks since sandy roared ashore here in the northeast, wiping out homes, leaving families with nowhere to go as they try to even think about how to pick up the pieces. a housing crisis that has the feds scrambling to help them. nbc's michelle frandsen is in staten island with more on that. good evening. >> reporter: good evening. this distribution center is the hub for this darkened neighborhood on staten island where people can come and get a hot meal and also much needed supplies. to
on message and move on to the economy? >> well, is he going to be trying to turn this to the economy, suzanne, but the fact is he will be definitely getting questions about the scandal, about general petraeus, and certainly about his faith in general allen, so that is going to be a topic. he will try to pivot to the economy and to talk about the fiscal cliff, which is obviously his number one priority trying to get that resolved, and we also expect that he will be here talking -- or he will be asked about benghazi. this will be his first press conference since that september 11th attack in egypt that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. as well, would you expect them to be asked about cabinet -- or, pardon me -- in libya, and you would expect him to be asked about the cab -- potential cabinet shake-ups as well. you said he hasn't had an extended press conference since march. that's true. there are a lot of outstanding questions, and he will be asked probably about all of them today, suzanne. >> imagine it's going to be taking a while to get through all of these, and
as the debt starts to really become a cancer on the economy. the economy will collapse. >> reporter: wait a minute. the economy will collapse? you mean, worse than what we went through in 2008? >> oh, yes, it would be much worse if it continues going on unfettered. >> reporter: long-term we're in big trouble, far worse than january's fiscal cliff, but short-term kicking the can down the road. >> the interesting thing is because the economy is still growing so sowly, that if we -- so slowly, if we kick the can for another year and don't do immediate deficit reduction, our economy is projected to do better than if we had deficit in the short-term. >> reporter: that sounds good. you don't have to raise taxes or cut popular programs. kick the can far enough down the road, you're not in office any more and it's some other politician's problem, which is exactly how we got here in the first place. deer recollect. >> thank you, gary. >>> we've got a possible murder suicide tonight involving three relatives. three small kids, an uncle and a grand mom found dead in a garage in toledo. investigators
that what voters care for our jobs and the economy. immigration is either number two or number 3 on their list of things that they care about. it is much higher in places like arizona. it is the number two issue among hispanics. my sense has been that i do not think hispanics always want to be associated with immigration. it is difficult to separate the immigration conversation from them because it is so integral to their lives. 60% of hispanic voters know somebody personally that is undocumented and they could be dating that person or it could be there brother or father. i have talked to people about this. hispanic advocates tell me that it is hard to separate immigration from them. that could change if there is a revolution. they are the driving force behind it. host: a couple of facts from the pew center. people ages 98-29, the youth -- people ages 18-29 make up about a third of all eligible hispanic voters. guest: this is an issue that is closer to their hearts. host: the projected population growth among the latino community. made up of about 17% of the population in 2011. i
on the moon. now the world's number two economy, change has come quickly to china, and next week, a new lineup of leaders will be chosen. bill whitaker is in beijing. >> reporter: by the time the people's congress ends next week, vice president xi jinping will be chine's new president. his job for the next decade? to keep this powerhouse economy growing and the communist party in power. i was last on assignment in china almost 20 years ago. a lot has changed in that time. i certainly have. who would have thought that a nation of more than a billion people, the most populous in the world... china has changed tremendously. back then, beijing was low rise with bicycles. beijing now is one big traffic jam with high rises to the horizon, designer shops seem to be on every corner. people here joke the crane is china's national bird. despite all these changes, actually because of them, the big story remains the same-- china's tremendous economic growth. the challenge for china's new leaders, to sustain growth in the face of staggering problems, rampant political corruption, a widening gap between ric
common ground. >> well, clearly the deficit is a drag in our economy and we can't continue to spend money that we don't have. i don't want p to box myself in. i don't want to box anybody else in. i think it's important for us to come to an agreement with the president but this is his opportunity to lead. >> i want to be clear, i'm not we hadd wedded to every detail of my plan. i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. i'm committed to solving our fiscal challenges. but i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. >> joining us now is a man who knows all about bipartisanship and compromise. former senator george mitchell is joining us. you were majority leader from 1989 to '95 during a time when senators and house members were actually friends. and i mean those on opposite sides of the party. so do you think the president and the house speaker's words this go around really will lead to some compromise or has a new page been turned here? are you encouraged? >> i'm hopeful about it. the day i was elected majority leader, the first person i called was bob dole, a republican leade
on the economy. but in fact, that's the part of the bargain that you have to do. and we're at historic lows on revenues. so i've always agreed to it. i voted for the simpson-bowles, i've been part of the gang of six, gang of eight. i agree that we have to go there, but how we go there is very important in terms of the incentives for capital investment in this country. and we have do it in a way that does not diminish that. >> let me turn quickly to lessons from this election and where things go beyond this negotiation over fiscal matters. senator schumer, immigration. are we going to get comprehensive immigration reform? it sounds like, if you listen to the house speaker, they've had a chang of heart, they want a comprehensive plan. is there news to be made on this? >> yeah, i think so. senator graham and i have talked, and we have resuming the talks that were broken off two years ago. we had put together a comprehensive, detailed blueprint on immigration reform. it had the real potential for bipartisan support based on the theory that most americans are for legal immigration but very much
drawing lines that they say they will not cross. the major hurdles, that threat to send the economy into a tailspin, that's coming up next. >>> plus a nascar race turning into a full-scale brawl. look at this. mayhem breaking out of the everybody going at it. we'll tell you what set it off. after this. ve lately. but because of business people like you, things are beginning to get rolling. and regions is here to help. making it easier with the expertise and service to keep those wheels turning. from business loans to cash management, we want to be your partner moving forward. so switch to regions. and let's get going. together. jenna: well come back, everyone. now let's return to the economy. the president and house speaker john boehner are suggesting they are willing to compromise to prevent our economy from going over that so-called fiscal cliff but both sides are digging in their heels whether or not to race tax rates for the wealthy. rich edson of the fox business network watching this all for us in washington. democrats got the white house, they got the senate. how are they beg
the action was inevitable there has been no news on the economy or the possibility of a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. the cliff could cause the u.s. economy $800 billion and 3 million jobs. sends the u.s. back into recession. >> many people are worried about what this means for the country including the wealthy. >> the rich are selling essentially. we are seeing portfolio rebalancing for the wealthy willing to cut their tax bill in 2013. that's when capital gains taxes may go from 15 percent to 25 percent and dividend taxes may just the stock market being affected by the wealthy folks lacking to cut their tax liability. next year the estate fabtax is to rise 15 percent on estates worth more than $1 million. owners of big homes looking to sell sooner rather than later. a lot of people looking to get out. >> owners of cars affected by hurricane sandy or storm sandy when it hit the northeast. many people lost their cars. oo about 250,000. used car prices are going up as much as 1,000 dollars. drivers are looking to replace the used car or their car in general and they went to dealershi
robert reich whose best selling e-book "beyond outrage:what has gone wrong with our economy and our democracy and how to fix it" is now available on paper work. good evening. >> good evening. >> eliot: i want to pars where the republicans are. has the republican relationship willing to increase marginal tax rates. >> no, they have not said that they're willing to increase marginal tax rates at all. they said they're willing to increase revenues which is different from increasing rates. you can increase revenues by closing a few loopholes, putting a limit on certain deductions but they have not come around in any way something that equals grover norquist and the pledge. >> eliot: i don't want to jump on the media for mischaracterizing but the media wants to see a conversion of interest or views between the president and john boehner. i'm not sure that i see it yet. the president said you have to go to the clinton area, 36% top marginal rate. and you said a few loopholes that's fine but not the real battle we should be undertaking. am i correct? >> now boehner we're back to% where we
, positioning themselves to blame the other if things fall apart. sam say it would drive the economy back into a recession. the halls of the capitol, eerily quiet as congress commemorates veterans day. but this stillness will soon be replaced by frenzy to avoid the fiscal cliff. public posturing, however, is well under way. we can't accept an unfair deal that piles all of this on the middle class and tells them they have to support it. >> you do have to have revenues on the table. but that does not mean raising taxes. >> reporter: but there are new cracks in that gop pledge, conservative commentator bill crystal. >> it won't kill the country if we raise taxes a little bit on millionaires. i don't understand why republicans don't take obama's offer to freeze taxes for everyone below $250,000. >> reporter: he doesn't get a vote. gop senator bob corker does. >> we know there has to be revenues. look, i haven't met a wealthy republican or democrat in tennessee that's not willing to contribute more, as long as they know we've solved the problems. >> reporter: still, even if republicans agree t
, according to economists, will have the least positive impact on our economy. >> the president also coming to the defense of susan rice, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, who just a few days after the attack as you recall said violence on the u.s. consulate in benghazi began as a spontaneous protest against an anti-islam film. two top-ranking republicans are vowing to block rice's nomination if she is picked to be the next secretary of state. the president firing back with a rare flash of anger. >> senator mccain and senator graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> white house correspondent dan lothian, live from washington this morning. it's really nice to see you, dan. >> good to see you. >> let's first talk about the fiscal cliff. the president said we could see a deal by next week. that may hinge on this issue with taxes. how are republicans responding to the president's remarks? >> well, you know, first of all, there does seem a willingness by republicans to find areas of agreement, to reach a compromise. but they are pushing back on the presid
to be there not in a bee lidge rent way, but as a broker. this is an economy issue. so i think that this withdrawal has to be done because our true national security is in the western pacific. >> let's talk about the unemployment rate here at home for post-9/11 veterans. it's 10%. for women, 15.5%. and both of those numbers are far too high. so what can we be doing to help our veterans when they return to civilian life? >> in the case of jobs, two things. i think it was outrageous that the senate voted to spend over $100 billion on that war where it was all put on to our credit card would not approve a bill for $1 billion for job corps this summer. and you have to look at not just policieses, but how well are they executed. texas hired 25 veterans. and every time a discharge -- a veteran is given his discharge papers or texas veteran applies for unemployment, both those forms are the veteran's contact information is sent to that office of those 125 veterans. they then contact every single texas veteran with half their office. the other half is getting together all the businesses in texas and they match
. >> reporter: experts warn of serious damage to the economy, if the standoff drags on. >> three or four weeks from now, they're making no progress at all, you're going to see the anxiety and the nervousness growing in the markets and the corporate board rooms. >>> two weeks after the destruction from hurricane sandy, victims are still trying to put their lives back together. more than 100,000 homes and businesses in new york and new jersey are without electricity, as they struggle to rebuild. a 77-year-old man has died of injuries from a fall, as sandy hit new york, bringing the city's death toll to 43. >>> homeland security janet napolitano met with disaster victims in new york. >>> and now, for a look at the national weather, we turn to bill karins with the forecast. good to see you. >> good morning. it was a beautiful day for all of the people in the cleanup area and the zone. a lot of volunteers all over the place. hard to believe 100,000 people without power still. it's crazy. let's talk about the temperatures. that's the big weather story today. look at the contrast. the cold air and th
that japan's economy saw its first retraction renewed fierce that the economy may be headed for reception. >>> good news for greece, a 2013 austerity budget was approved. >>> elsewhere, apple and taiwanese smart phone maker htc settled a patent bat wl a ten-year licensing agreement. meanwhile it looks like ticketmaster is about to see a major threat to the share of the market thanks to a partnership between stubhub, paypal and aeg. >>> believe it or not, thanksgiving is less than two weeks away. so how much does it cost to host the big day? a new survey finds it will run you about $246 this year. but it looks like more people may skip seconds to get a head start on black friday shopping. toys "r" us is the latest store to announce it will open at 8:00 p.m. on thanksgiving day along with walmart and sears. >>> coming up, a massive explosion roxanne indianapolis neighborhood, plea deal time for congressman jesse jackson junior, plus your nfl highlights. those are straight ahead. you're watching "early today." >>> other stories making news "early today" in america now. we begin with what cou
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a slowing economy and demand for change. >>> next to colorado, where a hearing today for james holmes, the man accused of killing 12 people and wounding dozens more in a movie theater, has been delayed because he was hospitalized. holmes reportedly ran into a jail cell wall and jumped off his bed, but there are no details about his condition. >>> well, fiscal cliff fears hit wall street wednesday. but today, bad news could come from overseas. the 17 countries that make up the eurozone are back in recession after its economy contracted for a second straight quarter. the wider eu, however, avoided the same fate, thanks mostly to last summer's olympics boost. >>> back on the street yesterday, selling picked up during president obama's media briefing about those upcoming tax cut negotiations. and today, we'll see the impact the fed has. chief ben bernanke speaks this afternoon. >>> before the bell this morning, walmart reported earnings that beat the street's estimates. retail sales dropped in october after three months of gains. >>> later today, bp is expected to announce it will pay the
jobs. >> everyone wants to get the economy moving again. everyone wants to get more americans back to work depen. it will slow down our ability to create jobs that everyone says he wants. >> the stalemate leads both sides no closer to a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. $700 billion in spending cuts and an end to the tax rates coming at the end of the year. boehner is under pressure from conservatives to not give in on the tax rate increases he is willing to end deductions that could raise the tax revenue. the president is getting pressure from the left. "new york times" columnist paul krugman going so far today to suggest the white house should be willing to daniel the economy to make their point with republicans. writing, "what should he do?" just say no and go over the cliff if necessary. the president said today he is open to giving in to a point. >> i want to be clear. i'm not wedded to every detail of my plan. i'm open to compromise. i am open to new ideas. i'm committed to solving our fiscal channel. i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. >> the president broke w
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go up for everyone. it could have a potentially disastrous impact on the economy. congress is off but they do come back tomorrow and on friday congressional leaders are expected at the white house. oh, to be a fly on the wall on that one. dana bash is going to be with them. i'm kidding. she is not. it's going to be very closed door. but don't you wish you could be in that meeting and do you think that anything will actually happen? >> oh, of course. because, look, publicly since the election there's been a more conciliatory tone on both sides of the aisle. it's been a basic post election posturing after what really generally is a status quo election. look, it is very cliche, ashleigh, the devil is in the details. democrats say they want to let tax cuts for those making $250,000 or more expire and the president campaigned on that two elections in a row. this time he says he means it. that would mean rates would go up. for the most part, republicans are saying that they may be okay with raising revenue, raising some taxes, but not those tax rates. i want you to listen to republican
that is almost certain. fuel economy is a major deciding factor for 97 percent of customers. that's according to study by ford. well now with new federal regulations and rising gas prices abc 7 news reporter jonathan bloom has look tonight at the changing face of american automobiles. >> i'm about to test drive the the energy. the first ford you can fill up and also plug in. plug in hybrid is a great in between in terms of both hybrid and full electric vehicle because you really have the capability to do both but you don't have the range limitatio limitation. >>reporter: with 20 mile range on battery or over 600 with the gas tank the car decides which were to use. >> rate now i can flooring the pedal to use gas. did you notice the difference. >> gas kick in. >> or push button to go all electric. 30,000 dollars claims the car pays for itself by getting the electric equivalent of 100 miles per gallon. >> first to brick the million stone. centennial mail stone. of. >>reporter: electric cars nothing new for ford. in 1914 henry ford and firestone posed with edison trying to bring the first
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